The People Concern’s Malibu Homeless Outreach Team is a full-time (5 days a week, 8 hours a day), specially-trained and equipped, two-person team, which is going wherever is needed in Malibu (streets, hillsides, beaches, bluffs, canyons, tunnels, etc.) to engage and gradually build relationships with homeless individuals, encouraging them to accept social services and housing.The People Concern’s dedicated Malibu outreach workers began providing services to our homeless neighbors in September 2016.
The Outreach Team’s first objective has been to survey homeless individuals in Malibu, in order to better understand who they are and how to best help them. Through this survey, the team is gathering contact, mental/physical health, and social history information, which is essential for tracking movement and behavior, and developing an understanding of what services are needed.
The team then focuses on linking homeless individuals with the comprehensive, integrated system of care provided by The People Concern, including housing (interim and permanent), mental health care (including psychiatry), medical care, domestic violence services, substance addiction treatment, income services, and wellness/life skills programs.
In addition to locating and engaging homeless individuals and connecting them to services, the Outreach Team provides “on-call, as needed” assistance (during their scheduled hours) to residents and businesses in Malibu regarding their encounters with homeless people.
In addition to the services of the Malibu Homeless Outreach Team, The People Concern will provide training to the community on how to productively and safely engage with homeless people; information about resources available to communities (and how to access them); and ongoing consultation to strengthen our community’s ability to compassionately understand and address the impact of homelessness.
HOW TO CONTACT THE OUTREACH TEAM
- If you are homeless, living in Malibu, and looking for services, please call 310-460-2638 and leave a message for the Outreach Team, or email the Team at: MalibuOutreach@ThePeopleConcern.org
- If you are a victim of domestic violence and looking for services, please call The People Concern’s 24-Hour Hotline: 310-264-6644.
- If you are a member of the Malibu community interested in providing the Malibu Homeless Outreach Team with some basic information regarding a particular homeless individual in need of assistance, please click here for the Outreach Team’s Community Contact Procedure. You can also leave a message for the Outreach Team at 310-460-2638 (the team will return your call by the end of the next work day) or by emailing MalibuOutreach@ThePeopleConcern.org
- If you are a member of the Malibu community (individual or business) in need of the Malibu Homeless Outreach Team’s “on-call, as needed” assistance (during their scheduled hours) due to an encounter with a homeless individual, please:
Call “911” in case of emergency.
If not an emergency, please email the Malibu Homeless Outreach Team at: MalibuOutreach@ThePeopleConcern.org
Sometimes the Sheriff’s Department is legally prohibited from taking action, or is occupied with other assignments. The People Concern’s Outreach Team can be especially helpful in these situations and can remain on site to fully assist with resolving the incident.